TWEEEEEE! Full speed ahead, please, Mr. Kurzweil.
Sorry, Cap'n, I didn't quite get that.
I said, "FULL SPEED AHEAD!"
It sounds like you're looking for a bed. Is that right?
No, I said, "fu- " ooh, don't make me come down there!
Now there is no reason on God's green earth for Jane to present herself as female or even human. But Card knows that the reader would die laughing at the image of a neutered computer focusing on Ender like this. "And with all that vast activity, her unimaginable speed, the breadth and depth of her experience, fully half of the top ten levels of her attention were always, always [Card's emphasis] devoted to what came through the jewel in Ender Wiggin's ear." Hard to swallow, isn't it? But Card expects us to understand when he depicts Jane as a woman in love.
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